Where do you go to practise bushcraft?

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Slaphead

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Sorry if this sounds like a silly question, but the most of the land in the UK seems to be under private ownership. And I assume there are restrictions about what you can do in national parks.

As far as I know there are all sorts of rules about where you can pitch a tent, cut down wood and make a fire. And where would you be able to use a Mora knife with a four inch blade without getting into trouble?

So I just wondered what most members do. Do you join clubs and go on organised camps etc. Or are some of you lucky enough to live near areas where you have permission to do your bushcraft?

I know there are still a few wilderness areas around in the UK but they are not always convenient to get to.
 

lostplanet

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Im lucky, a friend I grew up with owns a farm so I have use of some private land. There is a local area ive used in many forms since I was a kid. There are rules but they are not strictly enforced, more common sense and respect for the wildlife, land and other people. I dont usually need anything apart from a place to stay off the path so zero impact on the area.

This was discussed quite recently in a similar post. https://bushcraftuk.com/community/threads/how-do-i-know-where-it’s-ok-to-camp.156725/

The more info shared the better i reckon.
 

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Bee Outdoors

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Sorry if this sounds like a silly question, but the most of the land in the UK seems to be under private ownership. And I assume there are restrictions about what you can do in national parks.

As far as I know there are all sorts of rules about where you can pitch a tent, cut down wood and make a fire. And where would you be able to use a Mora knife with a four inch blade without getting into trouble?

So I just wondered what most members do. Do you join clubs and go on organised camps etc. Or are some of you lucky enough to live near areas where you have permission to do your bushcraft?

I know there are still a few wilderness areas around in the UK but they are not always convenient to get to.
I got two permissions and practice on them, sometimes I get invited to events so we get to share ideas and practice in a group
 

Robson Valley

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I guess due to health challenges, I haven't been out in the bush for so much as a hot lunch in several years. Most land here is open, public crown land. Camp anywhere you like stay a max of 2 weeks. Check to see if campfires are allowed ( fire bans, etc). The best primitive campsites are the best, the oldest and the fire ring of rocks is the biggest. This guides people into fires in one place only.
 

CLEM

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It’s becoming more and more difficult that’s for sure, more and more difficult with the current situation we’re all have to live under. Then of course there’s ya rona roamers all over the place littering seemingly everywhere too. It’s getting harder and harder, not being able to get out the way of it all. Pretty soon a permission isn’t far off being the only way but then with all the afore mentioned rona roamers gert everywhere, having barbecues, littering, accidentally setting fire to places, getting a permission is going to be harder thing to achieve I should think.
 

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